Posted Aug 4, 2006 5:36 UTC (Fri) by ringerc
In reply to: OLS: A proposal for a new networking API
Parent article: OLS: A proposal for a new networking API
I'm fairly sure I've seen cards on the market that do exactly that - and have for a while. The IBM RSA (Remote Supervisor Adapter) comes to mind, and I think Dell do something similar for their servers.
(By the way: I WANT ONE VERY BADLY. I hate the way x86 servers - even Intel server boards etc - can't handle serial console access for POST and BIOS. It's completely retarded, and one area where Sun has been trouncing `PC' servers for years.).
There are also older approaches, such as the `PC Weasel' VGA+keyboard -> serial console cards that've been around for yonks.
That said, you just wrote a summary, so I'm sure there's more in the details.
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